Lloyds Banking Group Launches 2020 Social Entrepreneurs Programme

The Social Entrepreneurs Programme aims to help people start up and scale up social enterprise, community projects and impact-led organisations across the UK.

The Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme 2020, run in partnership with School for Social Entrepreneurs, and jointly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, is free so that there is no cost to participants at any time.

This year, the programme comprises the following support strands:

Start Up – For those who are in the early stage development of a project or organisation. This programme will support personal development and business skills development to help turn projects or project ideas into a reality.

Scale Up – For established organisations that are looking to take their operations to the next level. This programme will equip applicants with the tools to develop their enterprise further and maximise its social impact.

Trade Up – For established organisations tackling a social or environmental issue.

Each strand provides successful enterprises with a free learning programme, mentoring and a community of people who run social and environmental projects. This is coupled with grant support at the following levels: Start Up – £1,000; Scale Up – £7,000; and Trade Up – £4,000.

Individuals aged 16 years or over who are leading or planning to set up a project or social enterprise organisation which will create social change in the UK may apply.

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2020.

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